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Poster: chops11 Date: Dec 29, 2004 6:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: selection groups?

(from one of Brads old posts)

As for FTPing, that too is going to become cumbersome for users because they'll have to click every file, since the directory will contain all the formats (and we're keeping it flat, not making a subdirectory for each format).

Not necessarily. SmartFTP, for example, has a feature called "Selection Groups", that will automatically highlight only certain file types for you within a directory on the server.

For example, I created 2 of them. The first one is called SHN, and it automatically highlights all the files with the *.shn, *.md5, and *.txt extensions for me. The other one is called FLAC, and it automatically highlights all the *.flac, *.txt, *.ffp, and *.md5's for me. Keeps it short and sweet to get into those new show folders with tons of choices, highlight the stuff I want, and queue up another download.

You can create the "Selection Groups" by going to Tools > Settings > Selection Groups (under the General section). Try it out. Once they are created, they show up in your menu section under View > Selection Groups > (whatever you name them). SmartFTP even goes so far as to automatically give you shortcut key combos - like "CTRL+3" & "CTRL+4"!!!

Not too cumbersome anymore... SmartFTP rocks.

-Brad


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Poster: jmr3 Date: Dec 29, 2004 11:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: selection groups?

with filezilla you can sort the directory (just like any Windows folder) by file type )or name or size or whatever) so all the shns or flacs or whatever will group themselves

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Poster: jgrady Date: Dec 29, 2004 3:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: selection groups?

yeah, you can do this with SmartFTP as well. that's what i've been doing, but it is alot easier and more practicle to use selection groups.

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Poster: jgrady Date: Dec 29, 2004 3:37pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: selection groups?

oops, meant practical.

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Poster: jmr3 Date: Dec 30, 2004 12:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: selection groups?

just downloaded smartftp, I'll give it a try, thanks.